Posted by: sugarae97 | December 13, 2011

Hero Essay

When people think about a hero, some imagine a big, muscular man in a cape like Mr. Incredible. Others think of the more obvious ones; military, firefighters or policemen. In reality, anyone can be a hero. A hero is someone who takes risks, puts others before themselves and is selfless.

To be a hero, you have to take a risk and do something out of your comfort zone. Taking a risk is doing something you are unsure of with hope that it will turn out in your favor. When you take a risk, it opens more opportunities and choices. When you take a risk, you are showing character for venturing into the unknown. Even if things do not turn out in your favor, you will know in your heart that you tried and become wiser from the experience.

Heroes are selfless. A hero is not someone who makes choices based on how it will benefit them.  A hero doesn’t do things for recognition. True heroes don’t even consider themselves heroes! Someone who tried to help someone just so they could get attention would not be a hero. Heroes don’t have ulterior  motives, they do things for the good of others.

Heroes don’t worry about what they are risking, they just act in the hope of helping others. In a hero’s mind, they are second and everyone else is first priority. Firefighters are heroes. Every time they race into a burning building they are risking their lives. Not only that, they give up their time and work long hours just in case they are needed.

So who are the true heroes? Military, firemen and policemen? Yes. Everyday people stepping out of their comfort zone? Yes. A little boy was getting teased by some of the bigger boys in his class. He tried to defend himself, but it was no use. Finally, one boy who was siting nearby came over. He told the other boys to leave him alone. He put his reputation at risk, put defending the little boy before himself and did it selflessly.  That boy is the hero.


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